SUSPENDING the National League season because of the coronavirus outbreak could benefit James Jennings.

Left-back Jennings sustained a knee injury in Wrexham's goalless draw with Dagenham on February 1 and there were fears that he would be out for the rest of the campaign.

But the sporting schedule both at home and abroad has been decimated by the pandemic and Saturday's game at leaders Barrow was postponed after one of the Wrexham first-team players self-isolated amid coronavirus fears.

The Premier League and English Football League seasons have been halted until April 3 at the earliest and although the National League decided on Friday to allow matches in its three divisions to proceed at the weekend, they have now followed suit.

A total of three Wrexham players are now in self-isolation and postponing more matches, and therefore extending the season, would be to Jennings' advantage.

"I don't know when I am going to be back but we were looking at the Easter weekend," said Jennings.

"We were aiming for then for me to be back involved

"Rehabilitation is just continuing for me along with Luke Summerfield and Doug Tharme.

"With everything that is going on, it is up in the air but I just want to be back with as many games left as possible whether the league carries on or is delayed."

Wrexham, battling to avoid relegation from the fifth tier, have nine games remaining and an announcement was made on Monday that the National League is being suspended.

"We don't know where we stand or when the next game will be," added Jennings.

"The plus side for me is that if the league is delayed for a few weeks, I will be back for quite a few games as there will be a backlog of fixtures.

"We have already had Saturday's game postponed at Barrow so there will be quite a few games for me to get back for."

Wrexham were due to return to action on Saturday against high-flying Boreham Wood at The Racecourse.

And although Jennings remains sidelined, he was it was business as usual for his team-mates until news of the suspension arrived.

"The lads have just got to carry on and prepare for a game," added Jennings.

"They have just got to be professional and carry on as normal as much as possible.

"The lads who have shown symptoms are in self isolation and are staying away from the club for a week or so, so hopefully no-one else catches it.

"You would like to think we can deal with it with the healthy condition we are in and our ages.

"All you can do is continue with day to day life as normal but you have to think about putting vulnerable family members at risk so you do have to take extra measures."